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Resolution Passes Condemning Persecution of Baha’is


U.S. Senate Passes Resolution 148 Condemning the Persecution of the Baha’i Community in Iran December 18, 2015 – from the U.S. Baha’i Office of Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution “condemning the government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants [...]

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“TO LIGHT A CANDLE” Film Screenings


February Events part 2 – All are invited! The 55-minute documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Maziar Bahari sparked the global “Education Is Not A Crime” campaign for universal access to higher education. The campaign has been endorsed by a string of Nobel laureates and other prominent figures around the world. The Baha’is are Iran’s [...]

Scientists add voices to rising support for Baha’i educators


A committee concerned with human rights for scientists across the globe has joined the call to free the Bahá’í educators incarcerated in Iran — one of several developments related to ongoing efforts to open up educational access for Bahá’ís in the country of the Faith’s birth. Meanwhile, a leading project in those efforts, Education Under [...]

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Rally in Rio calls for Iran to respect human rights


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil —Representatives from government, religious communities and civil society organizations were among the 800 human rights supporters who gathered to call upon Iran to cease its persecution of Baha’is and other religious minorities. Participants travelled from all over Brazil to take part in the rally, held at Rio’s Copacabana Beach yesterday, some spending [...]

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Worldwide outrage at Iran’s attack on Baha’i educators


GENEVA — Governments, organisations and educators have condemned Iran’s latest attack on an initiative offering higher education to young Baha’is barred from university. The government of Austria, more than 80 prominent Indians, and top academics from the United Kingdom, are among the latest to voice their support for Iranian Baha’is’ right to education. Human rights groups [...]

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Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids


GENEVA — A coordinated series of raids have been carried out on the homes of several Iranian Baha’is, active in a community initiative to provide a higher education programme for young members who are barred from university. Reports indicate that raids took place on Saturday 21 May on as many as 30 homes in Tehran, [...]

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